Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center will have the capability to receive text messages to 911. Public safety officials encourage anyone who has an emergency to place a voice call to 911 whenever possible. Call if you can, text if you can't.
During a fire, medical or police emergency, you should send a text to 911:
1) If you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability;
2) If you cannot speak due to an injury or medical condition;
3) If you are in a threatening situation and a voice call could increase the threat; or
4) If you cannot make a call because your mobile phone reception is poor.
More information about text to 911 is online at www.loudoun.gov/text911.